Petrut is a 34-year-old Romanian photojournalist based in Bucharest.
Consider the above just a sample, although I think it's a great shot—I love that water-on-the-lens blur on the middle figures with the figures on either side still sharp, with the figure on the left in shadow and the one on the right in sunlight; note also how the picture seems to have more visual "weight" on the left side because of a subtle angle and the reinforcing reflections in the water. (Sometimes, pictures just work.)
...But I digress. As I was saying, in his case I think his whole website is of interest and is well worth exploring at leisure on a Saturday. Not overly much of the usual "dire distress and poverty porn" so beloved of picture editors (and hence p-j's) worldwide; he seems to have a nose for interesting places and a nice balance of humanity with honesty. Some lovely stuff. Too bad he can't stay home more—his work that's most interesting to me is of Romania.
Larger versions of a few of the pictures here.
(Thanks to Dan Matiesanu)
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